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David's Mother (1994)

TV-MA | | Drama | TV Movie 10 April 1994
A woman estranged from her husband and family insists on caring for her autistic son alone.

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Sally Goodson
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John Nils
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Bea
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David Goodson (as Michael Goorjian)
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Philip
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Gladys Johnson
Jack Duffy ...
Doorman
Amanda Blitz ...
Susan - 10-12 Years
Steven Ivany ...
David - 5-9 Years
Caroline Yeager ...
Social Worker
Renessa Blitz ...
Susan - 8 Years
Bob Zidel ...
Stephen
Nicole Greenspan ...
Justine
Kazuya Takahashi ...
Waiter
Marcell Rosenblatt ...
Mother
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Sally Goodson has been raising her autistic son David alone since her husband left many years ago. Now a social worker discovers that Sally has been dodging 'The System' to keep her son with her, instead of putting him in an institution. Each feels they know what's best for David. But their opinions are not the same. Sally's developing relationship with John Nils is caught in the middle. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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She sacrificed the perfect life to be the perfect mother.

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Honest, absorbing. Shattering performance by Kirstie Alley.
10 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

Dealing with an autistic child, his demand for the family's attention, and their inability to focus their lives on anything other than this child. Realistic rather than sentimental, an unpleasant topic successfully presented with first-rate editing, acting and direction. Kirstie Alley, as the child's harried mom, comes up with a mesmerizing and utterly convincing portrayal.


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